Inspiration

Nowadays people affected by minority diseases need visibility and help, to improve their life quality. We would like to help, giving them resources and sharing information about that kind of diseases to everybody using a chatbot.

What it does

Our chatbot bring the access to useful information like places to get resources that can improve life quality of people suffering a minority diseases. Also, we implemented a intuitive method to explain what minority diseases are, sharing data and incrementing the visibility of that diseases.

How we built it

We used the Telegram Bot API, using Python we built a chatbot with a friendly UI using buttons, an easy way to explore all functionalities and bringing core responses and solutions.

We also used WebScraping to extract high quality information about minority diseases, and we implemented a location based information display.

Challenges we ran into

  • We have had problems related to the short time available
  • Telegram API is a bit hard to use, and we find problems related to build our idea using Telegram Structures
  • The way to display data in an accessible way for everyone was also a brainstorming challenge

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • We created a cool group of friends and meet a lot of interesting people during BitsxLaMaratò
  • We developed a project with the idea to help people that suffers a minority disease

What we learned

  • How to create a Telegram Bot
  • Know more about Python
  • Simple and useful UI project designing
  • Data Scraping on web and a way to display it

What's next for RareBot

We want to expand the functionality, the time available forced us to remove functionalities. We want to keep on focus the main problems related to having a minority diseases.

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